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A Wave of the Phone to Reveal Restaurant Inspection Info in NYC

Erin Einhorn of the Daily News reports that New Yorkers may soon be able to wave their cell phones over restaurant letter grades to see if mouse droppings or dangerous food temps are to blame for a less-than-stellar score.
"The Health Department is exploring the possibility of putting bar codes on restaurant letter grades that would take consumers directly to a restaurant's latest [inspection] results," says spokeswoman Erin Hughes.
The Health Department puts the details behind the A, B or C grades online, but bar codes would make that information easily accessible at a restaurant's door. It's among a host of efforts the city is considering as it looks for ways to put more information in people's palms.
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